The National Benefits Hub

Research that Supports Recreation

← Home

Advanced Search

8.03 Outdoor recreation, green space, and natural areas are essential to environmental education and personal well-being – a key to long term sustainability overall.

  1. Found: 1-12 of 60 entries
  2. A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  3. A Footprint of Delight: Exploring Sustainable Happiness
    2006 - Canada

    The top ten qualities of "delightful places" were:

    1. a pleasure to walk through,
    2. peaceful,
    3. beautiful,
    4. appealing for children,
    5. lots of visible green space,
    6. appealing for...

  4. A tale of three greenway trails: User perceptions related to quality of life
    2000 - USA

    In a recent nationwide survey, conducted with state and local officials, the American Institute of Architects found that the availability of parks, and other open spaces, and urban sprawl were...

  5. Assessing the restorative components of environments
    2003 - USA

    For urban settings, overall signs of setting care and a smooth ground surface composed of varied textures seem to enhance perceived restorative potential (PRP), while clutter, automobiles, lack of...

  6. Associations between characteristics of neighbourhood open space and older people’s walking
    2008 - Australia

    The quality of, and access to, open, green spaces in a neighbourhood were associated with longer walking time for the study participants. These findings suggest the possibility that improvements in...

  7. Benefit Estimation In Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails and Greenway Corridors: A Resour
    2008 - USA

    In 1995, the USA National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance reported that:” The BLM example is the simplest method to understand (Table 9-2); the USFS method shows how unit...

  8. Benefits of Green Space – Recent Research
    2011 - USA

    Healthy, properly maintained green space provides substantial benefits to the environment in terms of Erosion control/water purification, Air purification, Temperature modification/energy and cost...

  9. Benefits of Rail-Trails
    2008 - USA

    Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible and low- or no-cost places to cycle, walk, hike,...

  10. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  11. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  12. Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - Canada

    On average, over 2000 individuals were counted in each park, and about two thirds were sedentary when observed. “Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minority communities....

  13. Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

    Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

Get Updates By Email